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Visiting Artist Talk by Janet Braun-Reinitz

Janet Braun-Reinitz, visiting artist at the University of South Dakota Janet Braun-Reinitz will give a virtual artist talk on Sept. 27.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University Libraries and the University of South Dakota Department of Art welcome Janet Braun-Reinitz for a virtual artist talk Thursday, Sept. 27 from 2-2:50 p.m. in Farber Hall.

Braun-Reinitz, from Brooklyn, New York, is a muralist, painter, teacher and activist committed to social justice. Her ongoing commitment to social justice began in 1961 when she was a freedom rider who was arrested and jailed in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her installation, “Ladies Who Go There!” with fellow artist Sarah Maple, is currently on view in the University Libraries through Oct. 19.

A guided installation visit to “Ladies Who Go There!” will take place after the event at 3:15-3:45 p.m. by Lauren Freese, Ph.D., assistant professor in the USD Department of Art and Sarah A. Hanson-Pareek, curator of photographs and digital projects at the University Libraries.

For more information, please contact Sarah A. Hanson-Pareek at Sarah.HansonPareek@usd.edu, Danielle De Jager-Loftus at Danielle.Loftus@usd.edu or Michael Boring at Michael.Boring@usd.edu.

The exhibition is located at the top of the stairs on the second floor of the library and open to the public during library operating hours.

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